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Dental Assistant

VIU International, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 17,183

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  • 10 Months
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Certificate

Help brighten people’s smiles every day with a career as a dental assistant. Vancouver Island University’s Dental Assistant Certificate program offers students hands-on training with knowledgeable instruction to prepare them for this fast-paced, growing industry.

  • After completion of the ten-month Dental Assistant program, students must write a national board exam to be eligible to become a Certified Dental Assistant.
  • This program, recognized by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC), and accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC), is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary to be a member of the dental team; providing care, support and services for individuals of all ages.
  • Upon successful completion of the Dental Assistant program, students will be granted a certificate. Students must then write a National Board exam which, upon successful completion and combined with the certificate, makes them eligible to apply for registration and licensure with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA – Level II).

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

General admission requirements apply.

  • English 12 with minimum “C” grade, or equivalent.
  • Biology 12 with minimum “C” grade, or equivalent.
  • Good personal health; 20-20 vision with correction is required.

Year 1 

Semester 1

  • Professionalism I
  • Applied Dental Sciences I
  • Clinical Support Theory I
  • Preventive Approaches to Dental Health I
  • Dental Assisting Practice I
  • Practicum I

Semester 2

  • Professionalism II
  • Applied Dental Sciences II
  • Clinical Support Theory II
  • Preventive Approaches to Dental Health II
  • Dental Assisting Practice II
  • Dental Office Management
  • Practicum II
  • Practicum III

  • Fees Amount Tuition (10 months x $470.40 per month) 4,704.00
  •  Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16 
  • Student Services fee (4.42% of tuition) 207.92 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (10 months x $20.90 per month) 209.00
  •  Books and supplies (approximate cost) 1,992.00 
  • Total 7,301.08 Notes

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